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Mehndi vs. Henna

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Mehndinoun

henna substance used for colouring

Hennanoun

(countable) A shrub, Lawsonia inermis, having fragrant reddish flowers

Mehndi

Mehndi is a form of body art and temporary skin decoration usually drawn on hands or legs, in which decorative designs are created on a person's body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis). It is a popular form of body art among the women of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Iran, Maldives, and the Muslim population of Sri Lanka, and resembles similar practices found in North Africa and the Middle East.

Hennanoun

(countable) A reddish plant substance, prepared from the dried leaves of this plant, used for temporary tattoos and hair coloring. Hair colorings range from bright red to earth brown to near black.

Hennanoun

A rich reddish-brown colour.

Hennaadjective

Of a rich reddish-brown colour.

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Hennaverb

(transitive) To dye or tattoo with henna.

Hennanoun

A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia (Lawsonia alba). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the nails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc.

Hennanoun

The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.

Hennanoun

a reddish brown dye used especially on hair

Hennaverb

apply henna to one's hair;

‘She hennas her hair every month’;

Henna

Henna is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis, also known as the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet, the sole species of the genus Lawsonia. Henna can also refer to the temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin from the dyes.

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